All banks and many shops are closed on National Holidays (Bank Holidays). However, in central London, many shops open on Bank Holidays – particularly on Oxford Street. On Christmas Day generally all shops are closed, including those on Oxford Street!
Most shops & banks in Central London do not close for lunch.
Shops & Department Stores
09:00 – 17:00 or 18:00 (Monday to Saturday) .
Some will open on Sunday, mostly on Oxford Street from 11:00 to 16:00.
Food Stores & Supermarkets
Most food stores & supermarkets (like Tesco & Sainsbury) open around 08:00 until 22:00.
Generally 09:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday.
Some branches open on Saturday 09:30 – Midday.
Closed on Sunday.
Some branches offer extended opening hours.
Generally open between 09:00 – 17:00 (Monday to Friday).
Generally open between 11:00 – 23:00 Monday to Saturday.
12:00 – 22:30 on Sundays.